Arc of Madison County awarded grant

Published Aug 5, 2018 at 9:00am

ONEIDA — The Arc of Madison Cortland, a non-profit organization supporting people with autism, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury and other developmental disabilities in Madison and Cortland Counties, has once again been awarded a grant from the Trustee Management Board of NYSARC Trust Services to support The Arc of Madison Cortland’s Guardianship Program.

NYSARC Trust Services administers supplemental needs trusts (SNT) that can make dramatic improvements to the lives of people with disabilities while enabling individuals to maintain eligibility for public benefits programs, such as Medicaid and SSI.

For 2018, NYSARC Trust
Services is proud to fulfill its commitment to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities by awarding a total of $2,778,500 in grants to The Arc New York Chapters statewide.

The Arc of Madison Cortland utilizes these funds to enrich the lives of the individuals they support in their corporate guardianship program.

“The guardianship program has made a life-long commitment to advocate, assist, and support people to make informed choices,” said Karen Stace, the director of compliance.

“It can be an uphill battle at times, but everyone deserves to have someone in his or her
corner,” she added.

The Arc of Madison Cortland thanks the NYSARC Trust Services for their generosity and continued support.